Whitaker Teacher is the Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year for Finneytown Local Schools

Lauren Woodward, third grade teacher at Whitaker Elementary, has been nominated as Educator of the Year for Celebrate Excellence through the Hamilton County Education Foundation. “Lauren is an all-star teacher! As a third grade teacher, she and the third grade team rise to the challenge of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee each year,” proudly stated Grant Anderson, Whitaker Elementary Principal. It’s no wonder Lauren was nominated as she is a leader in the school with Restorative Practices, which serves the …

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Whitaker students Visit The National Underground Museum and Freedom Center

Fourth graders from Whitaker Elementary recently visited the National Underground Museum and Freedom Center to participate in a self-guided scavenger hunt with the help of parent chaperones. Mrs. Knight’s, Mr. Hutchinson’s, Mrs.Huber’s, Mr. Dirr’s, Mrs. Smith’s and Mr. Duke’s classes learned about Aminah Brenda-Lynn Robinson’s RagGonNon a “three dimensional cloth painting made from found-objects: fabric, beads, shells, leaves, ties, and much more.”

Finneytown’s World Culture Night Sets Record Attendance For the Event

Finneytown Local Schools exceeded expectations and attendance for World Culture Night this year. The inclusive event celebrated the diverse community and the families that make the community stand out. Over 500 people experienced 23 booths that represented 17 countries or cultures. During the event, families and groups shared a native country and provided information about the country and culture. Some shared pictures, fun facts, clothing, and artifacts that represent the country and culture. Some offered native dishes such as empanadas …

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Finneytown Students Win Competition with Hamilton County Council PTA Reflections “Heroes Around Me”

Yearly schools that participate in Hamilton County Council Parent/Teacher Association participate in an Art and Literary Contest. These winners will be displayed at the HCC PTA Reflections Open House held on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 pm at the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. The theme this year was “Heroes Around Me.” Below are the Finneytown Local Schools winners at the HCC PTA level. These entries have gone to Columbus for judging at the state level. Those results will be …

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Finneytown Student Wins Scholarship through ArtsConnect

Finneytown Student Wins Scholarship through ArtsConnect Alicia Ramirez of Finneytown Local School District was awarded The ArtsConnect STAR Scholarship. She attended the ArtsConnect Kids Camp over the past two summers and exhibited the special character traits that exemplify the STAR Award Program. Alicia showed strong creativity in her artwork and imaginative play. She respected the views and suggestions from other campers and communicated her opinions with others in a meaningful and mature way. Additionally, she expressed her loyalty to her friends …

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